# Math

Math (X) - Primary (X) - Cognitive Development (X)

## Between the Lions - Letter Bit: Shapes

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Watch real kids introduce different shapes from their everyday lives. This video segment from Between the Lions focuses on recognizing and naming some of the shapes that can be found around you in your everyday life.

## The Sticker Chart | Sid the Science Kid

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Using this resource group, students learn about documentation using charts. If Sid doesn't fill his chore chart with stickers, he'll never get a new Turbo-Robot-Rocketship toy. Sid wonders, who needs charts anyway? After a day of investigating, Sid learns that charts are great science tools that help compare and contrast all kinds of cool stuff like snacks, pets, and even chores! The resource group includes an English and Spanish version of five video clips, as well as the associated Science Adventures Curriculum Guide.

## School Bus Depot Field Trip

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Ride a bus with Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids!  At a school bus depot, they see hundreds of school buses, learn how to identify their school bus, meet school bus drivers and mechanics, learn bus and traffic safety, and sing "Wheels on the Bus."

## Bob the Builder | Who Helps Build a Community?

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Just as Bob the Builder and his team manipulate their environment, preschoolers like to explore and manipulate their environments, too! They are natural builders! Blocks are meant to be stacked, blanket forts draped over furniture, or a stream of water dammed and redirected. In this activity, children are introduced to Bob's team and the important role each plays in planning and building a community.

## What is Construction? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids that construction starts with a plan and requires teamwork. Construction workers use lots of different materials and shapes.

## Angles | What's Good

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Take the court with retired NBA star and current basketball analyst Kendall Gill to learn about the science of the perfect shot. We use angles every day—to build ramps and slides, steer a car, shoot basketballs, throw baseballs, and kick soccer balls. In fact, the science of angles is in almost every sport we play and every movement we make, so go out and play a game with your kids.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Angles Lesson Plan!

## Fire Station Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids visit the fire station, where they learn about the parts of the fire truck, tour the station house, learn the importance of a fire drill and exit signs and demonstrate how to "Stop, Drop, and Roll."

## Enough with the Seashells | Sid the Science Kid

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In this episode of Sid the Science Kid, Sid uses a new strategy called estimation for making his best guess how many seashells he has.

## Rug Time: Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid brings his ruler to Rug Time, and the class wants to know how this scientific measurement tool can be used to measure very large objects. Miss Susie explains that to measure things that are bigger than the size of a ruler, you can use tools such as a tape measure. She prompts the students to explore more in a Super Fab Lab! (Spanish version also available.)

## Super Fab Lab: Exploring Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Miss Susie explains that non-standard measurement can be used as a scientific tool to measure without a ruler.  Watch a live action clip of students figuring out a room's size by using themselves as measurement units.  Learn how units of measurement must be the same size when conducting non-standard measurement investigations. (Spanish version also available.)

## Backseat Driving with Grandma | Sid the Science Kid

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On his way home from school, Sid tells his Grandma how he learned all about how to measure things without rulers.  Listen as Grandma tells Sid about how her father used his hands as a unit of non-standard measurement to measure objects, too. (Spanish Version also available.)

## Clean-Up Time | Everyday Learning

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This stop motion animation teaches sorting and graphing skills by showing children how to clean up a very messy room. Children see toys sorted by color, type, and shape. Next, the results are graphed so that children can see how the number of each toy compares with the others.

## Tangrams | Everyday Learning

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Lots of familiar things can be made with the same simple shapes. This stop motion animation introduces tangrams to young students, while illustrating how shapes like triangles, rectangles, and parallelograms can create a variety of colorful animals.

## Build Background (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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A 1st grade teacher introduces the concept of length and reinforces good measurement practices to her students, specifically the importance of being precise. Working with students, she uses non-standard measuring units to demonstrate how to measure a distance precisely.

## Teaching Mathematical Practices (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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In this segment, a 1st grade teacher discusses how she reinforces the mathematical concepts of being precise, persevering, and visualizing solutions in her unit on measurement.